Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World®. Austin prides itself on being open-minded, welcoming, diverse and progressive without ever losing its’ character. And whether it’s experiencing the independent businesses along South Congress Avenue, taking in the galleries and cafes of historic East Austin or discovering our world-famous live music scene – you’ll find that when it comes to Austin, what you hear is true.

But don’t take our word for it. View our Field Guide to the Soul of Austin and check out the following activities, events, professional associations and more that are waiting to be discovered in Austin.